Grenfell Avenue, Reserve and Victoria Streets, adjacent to Neangar Memorial Park, Eaglehawk
The Government gazette dated 9th December 1863 stated "A site for a cemetery at Eaglehawk has been reserved by Order of the Government on 28th September 1863". The area reserved was 5 acres fronting Reserve Street.
The Eaglehawk Old Monumental Section is laid out in orderly rectangular plats. It has all denominations and a Paupers section. There are many magnificent trees lining the roadways such as Bunya Pines, Morton Bay Figs, Oak, Hoop Pine, Canary Island Pine and Silky Oak.
The first recorded burial at the Eaglehawk Cemetery is that of 21 year old John Edmond McDonough. He was interred in Grave 1 Section C on 6th July 1864. Today there is still a monument standing that was erected in his memory.
There have been 6 Sextons live in the Sextons Residence formerly located near the front gates of the old monumental section. The cottage was built in the 1870's and was demolished in the 1970's.
Tree lined driveway
Expansion of the Cemetery
Over the years the cemetery has expanded, the old monumental is almost full and a much later monumental section fronting Grenfell Avenue has very few available sites. A large attractive and colourful lawn area is adjacent to the old and new monumental areas.
A Crematorium has also been established in the grounds along with federation style office buildings, ornamental lake and native memorial gardens.
Can I find my ancestors?
There are many interesting old monuments in the old monumental section, but there are also many unmarked graves which can be identified. The Trust is pleased to assist descendants who wish to mark the graves of their ancestors with memorial bronze plaques (subject to the status of the grave site). Please contact the office at Eaglehawk to discuss available options.
You may wish to browse our 'Database search' for information on burials in the cemeteries administered by this Trust.
The Bendigo Cemeteries Trust Volunteer Committee is the Trust's authorised committee for the conduct of displays, cemetery tours and research. More information is available on the 'Volunteers' page of this website.